tedster - 8:11 pm on Mar 7, 2013 (gmt 0) [edited by: tedster at 3:46 am (utc) on Mar 8, 2013]
The issues of scraping and DMCA are hashed over in many other threads. Let's return this thread to the topic, please - updates and SERP changes.
The pattern that I struggle with is little-by-little ranking drops that just keep going. After a couple months, it's as much of a traffic hit as a fat penalty or a major algo change, but it's almost impossible to pin this little-by-little "traffic erosion" down to any one date.
I'm now involved with two sites that have been showing this pattern over the past 3 months. Any ideas what this kind of thing represents?
[edited by: tedster at 3:46 am (utc) on Mar 8, 2013]